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Everything posted by Cleinhun

  1. Netrunner!

    Wait, is this actually true? Because the wording on the card seems to imply otherwise: How come you get one "when you encounter" trigger but not the other? Edit: Nevermind, I checked the FAQ and it says Which is not how I expected that to work, but I guess that's why FAQ's exist. I just got this game, so I'm still trying to figure out how it works.
  2. Thumb Fortress 2

    I'm pretty sure you don't have to have the beta client installed to play the new maps, you just have to check the "allow beta maps" in the options somewhere. As far as I can tell, the tf2 beta client is more or less an abandoned project at this point.
  3. Thumb Fortress 2

    The Smissmas update was released today and it is pretty great. They added a new game mode that gives everyone a grappling hook and super powers. It is incredibly silly and I am having so much fun. Seriously you guys. Grappling hooks. It's awesome. Go play it.
  4. Crikey, It's Christmas (2014)!

    Whoville, like from How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Unless that wasn't the part you didn't get? I never claimed it was a good joke. Also, I stuck some Christmas lights inside my already sweet Santa hat and it is immensely festive:
  5. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    It isn't like broshooters are in any danger of going away though. Comparing it to Viking Metal Whatever doesn't make a ton of sense, since Viking Metal Whatever is not already one of the most popular genres of music.
  6. Crikey, It's Christmas (2014)!

    I came up with a dumb Christmas joke, and this seemed like a good place to put it. "Spicyness is measured on the Scoville scale, what is peppermintyness measured on?" I should not be as proud of this joke as I am.
  7. Music of the Year!

    Honestly, my favorite album this year is Mouth Silence, maybe that means I should just not post in the thread.
  8. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    I don't understand how that is a defensible position, but I guess gamergate does.
  9. Life

    Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Heroics
  10. Happy Potato Day! Does anyone know what a traditional potato day celebration consists of? I bought all these potatoes before I realized I don't know what to do with them.
  11. Plug your shit

    Some friends and I started a podcast where we ask our listeners ridiculous hypothetical questions such as "What is labor day's dark secret?" or "What would you replace your teeth with?". We then spend an hour exploring the consequences of the various answers we get and awarding our favorites with $100,000 imaginary dollars (or an imaginary prize of equal value). We have a lot of fun recording it, and I've had people tell me they enjoy listening to it, but I'm curious if it's funny to people who aren't already our friends. We call it the $100,000 Podcast, you can check it out if you want. It would be fun to have more variety in the kinds of answers we get. If you do listen, I'd recommend the more recent episodes, some of our early ones were pretty rough. If you don't listen I guess that's cool too but I don't have any recommendations in that case.
  12. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    Man, this thread tricked me into reading KotakuInAction again, and like every other time I've done that, it was a mistake. It just makes me sad about the world in a way that reading threads like this doesn't. I think it's seeing that people so genuinely believe things that are crazy, but with so much passion that I can see my 14-year-old self buying into it a little bit? Why do people have to be so shitty?
  13. Life

    Ok so I don't know if anyone still cares about this dumb thing but I actually know what that is. It's a warning sign for an amusement park ride, a "keep arms inside at all times" sort of thing.
  14. I haven't played Far Cry 4, so I can't comment on how he's portrayed in the story, but I will say that I immediately recognized him as asian. It wasn't until people started complaining that I realized he might be mistaken as white. Obviously that doesn't necessarily mean much, but it's made these discussions a little bit harder for me to follow.
  15. Feminism

    Yeah, that reddit thread was worse than I thought it would be. Like, there are a few people pointing out that the set has plenty of cool changes, and would still look good if they hadn't taken all her clothes off for some reason, but then all the responses are "it gave me a boner tho so it's k".
  16. It looks kinda like the Scout from TF2, doesn't it?
  17. Kentucky Route Zero

    I just played Here And There Along The Echo, and it is kind of wonderful. The writing has the same poetic style as the main game, but voiced this time. Whoever did the voice work did a perfect job, too. I suspect there is more going on here that most people realize. People in the steam discussions have found some easter eggs, and it seems like there are others yet to be found. In addition, the ebay auctuion for that weird phone ended a few days ago, and I wouldn't be surprised if there is something unusual in there. The auction page implies more phones will be put on sale in the future, but as is typical with KR0, it is unclear where the fiction aligns with reality.
  18. What is the Nadir of the Simpsons?

    All of Futurama is on netflix in the US, although maybe it isn't elsewhere? Also, as someone who has never watched The Simpsons, I find this thread surprisingly interesting.
  19. Big Hero 6

    Is the main character in this seriously names Hiro? This is worse than when I found out the main character in "Bones" was names Dr. Bones.
  20. Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

    I believe one of the stated goals of the remake was to have a difficulty curve that is friendlier to new players than the original. More difficult room and enemy types are unlocked over time rather than being dumped on you all at once as soon as you install the expansion.
  21. Plug your shit

    Oh hey, I remember playing that years ago. It was weird. I will have to give this version a shot.
  22. Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

    Has anyone managed to beat the "solar system" challenge? I've gotten close a couple times, but man, it's a tough one.
  23. I guess this looks pretty good? I don't think I really like the character designs though. I mean, it's cool that they aren't all white dudes, but they still seem kind of boring and generic to me. The giant monkey dude in SMNC at least had a cool suit and quoted Shakespeare.
  24. Star Wars VII - Open spoilers

    Star The Force Awakens Wars.
  25. I think this was included mostly as a joke, because of how many people asked for the original art style. Re: L4D vs L4D2, something that always bothered me is that the lack of melee weapons in L4D always felt like a deliberate decision, since all the weapons had a melee push thing anyway. But then L4D2 brought in swords and crowbars and whatnot seemingly just because that was something they could add.